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The Athletic joins Apple News+

Apple News+ subscribers now have access to the best premium daily sports journalism for fans

Apple News+ subscribers now have access to The Athletic’s unrivaled sports journalism.
Apple News+ subscribers now have access to The Athletic’s unrivaled sports journalism.

Apple and The Athletic today announced that Apple News+ subscribers now have access to The Athletic’s unrivaled sports journalism. The Athletic provides best-in-class team coverage, as well as coverage of the biggest and most compelling stories in sports daily, across the major sports leagues. Additionally, Wirecutter will be available for free to all Apple News users beginning early next year.

“Like so many lifelong sports fans, I am a devoted reader of The Athletic and their fantastic sports reporting and local coverage,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services. “We’re so proud to now bring sports fans The Athletic in Apple News+ — which millions of News+ subscribers are going to love.”

“The Athletic is home to award-winning, deeply reported coverage of teams, leagues, and players for devoted fans around the world,” said David Perpich, publisher of The Athletic. “We provide subscribers with every sports story that matters, brought to life by the most talented newsroom in the business. We’re thrilled to work with Apple News to introduce even more readers to the best-in-class journalism that only The Athletic can produce.”

With a newsroom of more than 450 full-time writers, editors, and producers, The Athletic delivers in-depth coverage of hundreds of professional and college teams across the major sports leagues globally. This includes the English Premier League, NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLS, PGA, National Women’s Soccer League, NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, NCAA men’s college basketball, NCAA women’s college basketball, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, and more.

In the Sports tab in Apple News, users can easily follow their favorite teams and leagues; receive stories from hundreds of top publishers; access scores, schedules, and standings for the top professional and college leagues; and watch highlights. Apple News+ subscribers in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Australia can follow The Athletic in Apple News to easily find complete coverage.


About Apple News

Apple News offers millions of people in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia access to quality journalism from a variety of top publications, curated by its team of editors, and is the most used news app in the countries where it is available. A subscription to Apple News+ is available for $12.99 per month and includes access to hundreds of top newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Vogue, The New Yorker, People, The Athletic, and more; a catalog of narrated audio articles from Apple News+ publishers, available to listen to in the Apple News and Apple Podcasts apps;1 and a daily crossword and mini crossword puzzle created in partnership with The Puzzle Society.

About The New York Times Company

The Athletic is a part of The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT). The New York Times Company is a trusted source of quality, independent journalism whose mission is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. With more than 10 million subscribers across a diverse array of print and digital products — from news to cooking to games to sports — The Times has evolved from a local and regional news leader into a diversified media company with curious readers, listeners, and viewers around the globe. Follow news about the company at

  1. Narrated audio articles are only available to Apple News+ subscribers in the U.S.

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